Vale Liberal Democrats Support Unitary Authority


The Liberal Democrat group at the Vale of White Horse District Council fully support the proposal for a new, county-wide unitary authority for Oxfordshire.

Today the Vale of White Horse DC Liberal Democrat Group have put forward the following motion for Full Council on the 15th of February that "This Council supports the proposal for a new countywide unitary authority".

This motion has been accepted for debate. It has been proposed because Vale Liberal Democrats now feel that a county wide unitary is in the very best interests of the people of Oxfordshire. 

Cllr Debby Hallett, Leader of the Opposition and Liberal Democrat councillor on Vale of White Horse District Council, said:

“This proposal could lead to annual savings of some £20 million per annum within three years, which equates to £60,000 per day. These savings can be used to maintain and enhance the front line services people rely on, such as children’s centres, bus services, and social care for children and adults.

"The proposed structure, using area boards, preserves the democratic representation of local people and issues; local people will still be at the heart of decision making on local issues.”


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